Open Garden - Lights

Constructed from over 100 broken mobile phone LCD screens, Open Garden explores the reanimation of discarded technology and our disassociation from the complex materials of devices that are increasingly becoming more ingrained within our lives.

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Images by - Tom Ross

The exhibition title refers to the 'walled garden', a term used to describe a closed system that prevents technology to be freely used by the owner of the device. Presented as a series of lighting and reflective pieces, Open Garden projects a glow synonymous with handheld devices.

The LCD panels utilised for Open Garden are sourced from post-consumer waste products from phone repair businesses, which, instead of recycling the materials, usually place them directly into landfill.

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